Advisory Committee

QS MAPLE International Academic Advisory Committee

The Advisory Board meets three times a year and consists of senior academics and administrators from Middle Eastern and Asian universities who support the aims of QS MAPLE. They commit time and effort to help steer the conference and thus meet the varying needs of the higher education systems in the different countries that they represent.

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Conference Programme Chair

Dr Kevin Downing


Secretary to Council and Court
Director, Institutional Research Office
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Dr Mansoor Al Aali


President
Ahlia University
Bahrain

Prof Abdulla Y Al Hawaj


Managing Director
Ahlia University
Bahrain

Dr Huda O Alwehaibi


Vice Rector for Quality and Development
Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University
Saudi Arabia

Prof Ghassan Aouad


President
Applied Science University
Bahrain

Prof Kingsley Bolton


Professor Emeritus
Stockholm University
Sweden

Dr Albert Chau


Vice-President (Teaching and Learning)
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong

Ms Shirley Chong


Associate Director
Institutional Research Office
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Mrs Winnie Eley


Secretary to Governing Board of CityU (Dongguan)
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Dr Habib M. Fardoun


Full Professor
Advisor of Vice-President for Development for International Relations & University Ranking
King Abdulaziz University
Saudi Arabia

Dr Wafa El Garah


Full Professor of Management Information Systems and Project Director of the Center for Business Ethics
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane
Ifrane, Morocco

Dr Ahlam Hassan


Assistant Professor
President Assistant for QA & Strategic Planning
Ahlia University
Bahrain

Prof Jun Hyun Hong


Professor, School of Public Service
Professor, Department of Smart Cities, Graduate School
Chung-Ang University
Republic of Korea

Dr Nadeem Khan


Dean
Accreditation and Organizational Excellence
Higher Colleges of Technology
United Arab Emirates

Dr Gilbert Linne Ph.D.


Vice President for Academic Affairs
KIMEP University
Kazakhstan

Dr Alison Lloyd


Director of Institutional Research and Planning
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

Mr Hannes Loock


Senior Institutional Researcher
Division of Institutional Planning, Evaluation and Monitoring
University of Johannesburg
South Africa

Mr Samit Lotlikar


Manager
Institutional Research Strategy and Future Department
Zayed University
United Arab Emirates

Prof James Moy


Dean
College of The Arts
University of South Florida
United States

Dr Senthil Nathan


Managing Director and Co-founder
Edu Alliance Ltd
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr Jamal F Nayfeh


Dean of Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Engr Nestor Rubio Ong

PIE, ASEAN Eng


Deputy Director of Office of QS/THE Rankings and University Professor of UST-Industrial Engineering Department
University of Santo Tomas
Philippines

Ms Karen Peyronnin


Head of Advanced Masters
École des ponts ParisTech
France

Dr Philip James Purnell


Ranking projects manager
United Arab Emirates University
United Arab Emirates

Associate Professor Dr Chanuantong Tanasugarn (CT)


Dean
Faculty of Public Health
Mahidol University
Thailand

Associate Professor Dr Irene Wei Kiong TING


Director
Career Placement & Development Centre
Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Malaysia